Ta Prohm Kel

Ta Prohm Kel is a small sandstone tower located opposite Angkor Wat. It is the ruin of the temple or ‘chapel’ of one of the 102 hospitals built by Jayavarman VII throughout the kingdom. The Buddhist-themed carving on the northern pediment is in fair condition and displays marks of vandalism characteristic of the 13th century Hindu resurgence. The coarsely rendered carvings on the interior of the temple are probably from a much latter period. This temple was constructed in the late 12th century and is just South of Angkor Thom. You could spend around 10 minutes here, and any time of day is suitable.

Photographer : Arabsalam
Ta Prohm Kel


Late 12th century




Jayavarman VII